Feels Like I'm in Love

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"Feels Like I'm in Love"
Single by Kelly Marie
Released 1979 (1979)
Genre Disco
Label Calibre Records[1]
Writer(s) Ray Dorset[1]
Producer(s) Pete Yellowstone[1]
Kelly Marie singles chronology
"If I Can't Have You"
(1979)
"Feels Like I'm in Love"
(1979)
"Hot Love"
(1981)

"Feels Like I'm in Love" was a number-one hit in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in September 1980 for Kelly Marie.[2]

Written by Ray Dorset[3] of Mungo Jerry, the song was originally intended for Elvis Presley but he died before it could be pitched to him. When it was originally released on Pye Records in 1979, the song was a sleeper on the Scottish club scene before breaking through nationally in the summer of 1980, reaching the top of the UK chart in September.[4] The following year, aided by a number of remixes the song became a club hit in the US, reaching number ten on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart.[5]

Re-released on the Calibre record label, it followed a rare breed of record labels who gained a chart topping success with their debut release.[1]

Appearances in other media[edit]

The song featured in the 2002 romantic comedy-drama Once Upon a Time in the Midlands. It also appeared in the 2005 comedy-romance film, Imagine Me & You, in the Dance Dance Revolution sequence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 208. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 385. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Feels Like I'm in Love". ACE Title Search. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  4. ^ "One-Hit Wonders at the BBC". 17 April 2015. BBC4.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Kelly Marie | Awards". AllMusic. 1957-10-23. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
Preceded by
"Start!" by The Jam
UK number one single
13 September 1980 - 20 September 1980
Succeeded by
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" by The Police